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Jewell Hill Barn Moves to Fitchburg

The 300-acre Jewell Hill farm is a broad hilltop in Ashby, MA. Now under the care of the trustees, it is a key piece of a broader 3,500-acre contiguous area permanently protected for public enjoyment.

Asked by The Trustees to find a new home for Jewell Hill's early 19th-century sheep barn, our colleagues at Colonial Barn Restoration found a buyer just a mile South in the hills above Fitchburg. Around the remnant foundation of a larger barn on an idyllic hilltop of their own, this buyer's retirement homestead has developed a broad landscape of productive and recreational gardens and fields.

From the Jewell Hill barn's mortise and tenon bones, and the remnant foundation on the Fitchburg site, Studio InSitu designed a new barn for storage and event space. CBR has dismantled the Ashby barn, moved it one careful mile South, and begun construction of the new hybrid barn.#barn #hybridbarn #thetrustees #jewellHill #ashbyMA #newenglandbarns #Fitchburg #mortiseandtenon

At the destination site, the old stone foundation is consolidated and repaired.


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